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Minnesota Wild signs Jordan Greenway to three-year, entry-level contract

Forward led Boston University to 2018 NCAA tournament, represented U.S. at PyeongChang Winter Olympics

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

SAINT PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the NHL club has signed forward Jordan Greenway to a three-year, entry-level contract starting with the remainder of the 2017-18 season. The team also announced it has reassigned forward Zack Mitchell to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Greenway, 21 (2/16/97), recorded 35 points (13-22=35) and 52 penalty minutes (PIM) in 36 games during his junior season at Boston University, helping the Terriers claim the 2018 Hockey East Tournament Championship and advance to the NCAA Northeast Regional Final. The 6-foot-6, 226-pound native of Canton, N.Y., served as an alternate captain in 2017-18, ranking T-1st on the Terriers in points, second in assists and PIM, T-2nd in PPG (4), third in goals and shots on goal (127), and was named a Hockey East Third-Team All-Star. He also collected a goal, 10 PIM and 13 shots in five games with Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, leading the U.S. in PIM and ranking third in shots. In three seasons with Boston University (2015-18), Greenway totaled 92 points (28-64=92) and 192 PIM in 112 games.

Greenway skated in eight games with Team USA at the 2017 IIHF World Championship. He notched eight points (3-5=8) in seven games to help the United States win the gold medal at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, ranking T-2nd on Team USA and T-8th in the tournament in scoring. He also helped the United States earn the gold medal at the 2015 IIHF Under-18 World Championship, registering seven points (1-6=7) in seven games.

He collected 46 points (15-31=46) in 55 games during two seasons with United States National Team Development Program (2013-15) and won championships at the 2014 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament, the 2014 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament, the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and participated in 2014 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game. Greenway recorded 62 points (23-39=62) in 46 games with Shattuck St. Mary's in Faribault, Minn., in 2012-13.

Video: Wild excited for Greenway 

Greenway was selected by Minnesota in the second round (50th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and will wear sweater No. 18 with Minnesota.

Mitchell, 25 (1/7/93), has totaled five points (3-2=5) in 23 games with Minnesota this season. The 6-foot-1, 196-pound native of Orangeville, Ont., has also collected 29 points (14-15=29) in 33 games with Iowa this season.

Minnesota hits the road to visit the Nashville Predators tomorrow, March 27, at 7 p.m. CT on FOX Sports North and KFAN 100.3 F.M.

Tweet from @mnwild: EXCLUSIVE: #mnwild chats with @JGreenway12 about signing with Minnesota, leaving college and expectations.


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